Quick Thoughts on the Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Signing

As recently as Tuesday, I wrote that the Phillies “aren’t very active in attracting international talent”. GM Ruben Amaro turned that statement on its head last night when the Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez signing was announced. Gonzalez, 26, is a Cuban defector and will earn a guaranteed $48 million over six years with a seventh-year option for $11 million.

Eric Longenhagen will have some player-specific information for you soon, but I wanted to briefly address the signing with some general analysis.

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